release date: 28.10.2011


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Ultra real-sounding dark-powered virtual electric guitar

V-METAL is an ultra real-sounding / dark-powered virtual electric guitar. The true METAL sound of ESP® Alexi Blacky with EMG®humbucker pickup includes over 19GB*, approx. 26,000 samples. V-METAL enables you to compose and create very realistic Metal guitar tracks that imitate real guitar playing! Incredible real-time playability - V-METAL SPM (Super Performance Multi)

V-METAL SPM enables you to access various playing techniques instantly without stopping your performance and create convincing guitar tracks very easily and quickly.

Single note, Sampled real 2-strings chords (minor 3rd, major 3rd, 4th, flat 5th, 5th, #5th, 6th, octave) Sampled real chords (add9, sus4, power chord), Other special sampled chords (´Rush chords´) Unison bend, Double bend, Realtime Hammer-on & Pull-off, Realtime Legato Slide, Vibrato, Trill, Picking Tremolo, Mute & picking noise, Cricket, Gliss down, Pinch Harmonics, Natural Harmonics, Fret noise, Pick stop noise, Bridge mute noise, Finger Release noise, Position change noise, Whammy bar, Special FX, noises, Feedback, etc.

You can play ultra realistic electric guitar performance in real-time! 

  • Fretboard Monitor - SPM automatically selects a proper string / fret position depending on the situation. You can also change the string manually by key switches. The Fretboard Monitor visualizes the current fret position / playing technique you are playing.

  • Cricket - Cricket is a guitar playing technique that Metal / Rock guitarists frequently use on solos. By hitting the whammy bar, the tremolo unit vibrates very fast and it produces a very cool ´crying´ sound like a cricket (insect).

  • Feedback - In actual guitar performance, you get feedback sound when a heavily distorted tone is played in front of (or a certain position from) the amplifier. V-METAL reproduces the feedback sound. The pitch and fade time of feedback can be changed.

  • Real Chords - The extensive number of the ´real´ chord samples makes your guitar tracks very convincing. minor 3rd, major 3rd, 4th, flat 5th, 5th, #5th, 6th, octave add9, sus4, major 3rd vibrato with / without pinch harmonics, power chords (besides 5th-dyad chord), other special chords (= so-called ´Rush chords´), etc. Guitar chord sound that is emulated using single note samples does not sound real. V-METAL includes the huge number of ´real´ recorded (in other words, ´pre-recorded´ or ´pre-played´) chord samples. Each chord instrument can be used as a SPM instrument and you can instantly access the various types of guitar chords. Prominy´s guitar libraries are the only ones that include such a huge number of the ´real´ chord samples.

  • Double-Tracking - Double-Tracking is a technique that is frequently used in recording guitar tracks. It gives the guitar track a nice, wide-spread stereo images and thickness. With V-METAL, you can reproduce it very easily just by loading the double-tracking instruments. No identical samples are played simultaneously in both channels. You don´t need a stereo delay or tweaking your midi data to emulate the double-tracking.

  • Auto Stroke Detection - With SPM´s Auto Stroke Detection feature, SPM automatically detects the current beat position and identify proper stroke direction (down or up). There are several stroke detection modes and you can also control stroke direction manually.

  • Assignable Key Switch - All the SPM instruments have Assignable Key Switch feature which enables you to assign any key switches to each SPM instrument. You can combine any SPM instruments to SPM multi as needed and assign key switches, and create your own SPM setting.

  • Low note samples included  - The guitar is tuned to ´drop C´, that is the most popular tuning among Metal / Rock guitarists. V-METAL covers the lower notes (low C - low D#) and is suitable for a wide range of musical genres; Modern Metal, Death Metal, Nu Metal, Metalcore, Rock, Pop, and so on.

  • Realtime Legato Slide - With V-METALfs Realtime Legato Slide feature using ´real´ legato samples, you are able to get perfectly real expressions of the human finger´s legato slide that cannot be reproduced with a slide emulation by changing pitch. Realtime Legato Slide is available with the instruments; single note, minor 3rd, major 3rd, 4th, flat 5th, 5th, #5th, 6th, octave, add9, sus4, power chord.

  • Direct signal from the guitar  - The samples were recorded directly from the guitar and completely dry. You can make your own guitar sound so it suits the music genre you´re working with by adding your favorite amp simulator. (* Amp simulator is not included in the product.)

  • Picking noises and various noises - Picking noises and various noises (fret noise, pick stop noise, bridge mute noise, finger release noise, position change noise, etc.) made while playing a guitar are very important characteristics that identify a live guitar recording. That is why we took great care in capturing many variations of noises. Adding these noises will make your guitar tracks sound natural.

Main Features:

  • Incredible real-time playability . V-METAL SPM (Super Performance Multi)
  •  Fretboard Monitor
  •  Auto Stroke Detection
  •  Cricket
  •  Feedback
  •  Realtime Legato Slide / Hammer-on / Pull-off / Trill / Tremolo
  •  Real sampled chords
  •  Double-tracking
  •  Assignable Key Switch
  •  The lower note samples (low C - low D#) are included.
  •  Direct signal from the guitar*

Other Features

  • Expansive number of playing techniques, extreme power of expression that no other Metal guitar library has captured before
  • Kontakt Player 5 included -No sampler required!

Data size: 10.4 GB ( = 19 GB* of ,wav files) 44kHz/24bit

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Flag DE spacerecording.de, 10/2013

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Als Fazit kann ich trotzdem sagen, dass ich von V-Metal begeistert bin! Und das als Metal-Gitarrist, der seit 18 Jahren die Klampfe bedient. Ich hatte für mich eine bestimmte Erwartung, die absolut erfüllt wurde: Komponieren mit amtlichen Sound, ohne die Gitarre rumhängen zu müssen, ohne Verspieler etc. Ich bin jemand, der lieber theoretisch (am Rechner), als praktisch (mit der umgehängten Gitarre) komponiert.
Ich sehe für mich V-Metal nicht als Ersatz für einen richtigen Gitarristen bei einer großen Produktion. Für mich ist es eher ein Werkzeug für bandinterne Demos, während der Kompositionsphase oder auch für Produzenten und Musiker, die einfach keinen Zugriff auf einen guten realen Gitarristen haben.
Ich gehe sogar so weit folgendes zu behaupten: Ein Metal-Fan, der kein Musiker ist, sich mit der Materie nicht beschäftigt, hört keinen großen Unterschied. Bei Musikern sieht das sicher anders aus, aber selbst hier wird V-Metal durchaus einen positiven Eindruck hinterlassen.
V-Metal kann sehr viel – aber nicht zaubern! Für amtliche Ergebnisse ist ein tiefes Eintauchen in die Materie und oft viel Nacharbeit im MIDI-Editor nötig. Aber dann wird das Ergebnis überzeugen!


ganzer V-Metal Test bei recording.de

Flag DE spaceBEAT 3/2013

Mit seinem kraftvollen Sound und seiner enormen Artikulationsvielfalt stellt V-Metal die Königslösung dar, wenn Sie in der DAW kraftvolle Rock- und Metal-Gitarrenspuren erstellen möchten. Dank der pfiffigen Programmierung des virtuellen Instruments lassen sich bemerkenswert authentische Gitarrenriffs und -soli nach einer gewissen Einarbeitung sogar in Echtzeit spielen.

BEAT 3/2013

Flag FR spaceReview by www.nushock.com (French)



The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

5.0 of 5  
23.01.2020 Language: englisch

Very realistic!

5.0 of 5  
10.12.2017 Sprache: deutsch

Zuerst - ganz wichtig!!! Dieses Instrument setzt voraus, dass Ihr es über einen Amp / Effekt laufen lasst. Z.B Guitar Rig oder ähnliches. Dann kommen hier Sounds raus, die von einer echten Gitarre nicht mehr zu unterscheiden sind. Satte Metal Sounds und super Sologitarren. Absolute Kaufempfehlung für Musiker, die ein bissl härtere Musik aufnehmen möchten oder auch nur eine fette Klampfe für den Hintergrund brauchen. TOP!!!

5.0 of 5  
30.11.2017 Language: englisch

It has a very real sound to be a plugin, I am very happy, thanks Best Service. :)


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System Requirements:


  • macOS 10.14 or higher 
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 (native)
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)


  • Windows 10 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
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